1840. A ship is wrecked on uncharted coast of colonial Australia. Believing he has discovered evidence of a female survivor, Angus Mitchell, an enterprising Scots immigrant desperate to create a 'New' Scotland, is commissioned to search for her amongst the Kurnai, beyond the new boundaries of his own civilisation.
But what exactly is Mitchell hunting for? A real woman, a myth or some kind of redemption? As the search becomes ever more desperate, Mitchell must choose between his humanity and the land he desperately seeks to make his home.
" Does this land turn us savage? Until we tame it, yes. Our country was taken away from us there and we will take it back here…”
- non-naturalistic historically-based dream quest
- 105 minutes
- 2 female, 5 male
- Scots accents may be helpful, but I encourage both gender and colour-blind casting
- Australian Script Centre